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Happy Halloween! here goes a monster pic, but a japanese one :DHi there guys this is a rly old pic, done back in 2005-2006 or so, hope you like it.!

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Yama-uba (山姥?, mountain crone) is a yōkai ("spirit" or "monster") found in Japanese folklore. The name may also be spelled Yamamba or Yamanba. She is sometimes confused with the Yuki-onna ("snow woman"), but the two figures are not the same.

Yama-uba looks like an old woman, usually a hideous one and her kimono is filthy and tattered. Her mouth is sometimes said to stretch the entire width of her face, and some depictions give her a second mouth at the top of her head. She is able to change her appearance, though, and she uses this tactic to great success in capturing her victims.

Yama-uba inhabits the deep forests of the mountains of Japan. Various regions claim her as a native, including Sabana[citation needed] (where she is supposed to have once lived in a cave at the base of Mt. Nabekura, near Fukui), the Tōhoku Region (northern Honshū), and the Ashigara Mountains. Most stories say that she lives in a hut.

Yama-uba preys on travelers who have become lost in her wooded lair. Her exact tactics vary from story to story. Sometimes, she changes her appearance to that of a beautiful woman or possibly one of her victim's loved ones. Other times, she retains her hag-like form and plays the part of a helpless old woman. Once she has gained her quarry's trust, she often closes and eats them then and there. She is able to animate her hair (or turn it to snakes in some legends) and use it to pull the prey into the maw atop her head. She may also offer to "help" the lost soul and then lead him to a dangerous area of the mountain where he falls to his death and allows her to feed. Alternatively, she may offer to lodge the victim in her hut. Once the luckless traveler is sufficiently fattened up, she pounces. In addition to killing adults, Yama-uba is often blamed for missing children, and parents use her as a sort of bogeyman.

Because her behavior is similar to that of female oni, some scholars suggest that Yama-uba is simply a named member of that class of creature. Others suggest that several Yama-uba live all throughout Japan. Unlike the invincible oni, however, Yama-uba is fallible. A few tales make her a nocturnal creature unable to move about in sunlight. At least one tradition holds that her only weakness is a flower that holds her spirit, so that if the flower is destroyed, the mountain crone is as well. She is often depicted as quite gullible, and tales of her would-be prey fooling her to make their escape are common.

Yama-uba is skilled in the arts of sorcery, potions and poisons. She sometimes trades this knowledge to human beings if they bring her a substitute victim to eat or satisfy some similarly wicked bargain.

Some scholars place Yama-uba's origin in stories about times when great famine caused Japanese villagers to cast their elderly out into the woods for lack of food. Yama-uba would thus be born out of the psychological undercurrent from such actions.

Legends of Yama-uba have existed since at least the Heian period. At this time, a village named Sabane. built a bypass around a cave that was thought to house the witch.
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Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Daaaaaamn.
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lonely-sorceress Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Holy crap it's like a disgusting love child of the leviathan's from Supernatural, and the giant Alien thing from... Whatever movie the giant Alien's from.)
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AeOnAnk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Student Artist
Aliens. The Alien Queen from Aliens.
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lonely-sorceress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Okay. thanks ^^(I forgot the name since it's been a while since I've seen it.)
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NKKKKKKK Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Guess she is mileena's bestie XDDD
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Peyco Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Mother: Is it over ?
Nurse 1: Yes we are just cleaning up.
Mother: Can I see her?
(Nurse uncovers towel)
Nurse 1: Here.
(Mother faints after seeing snapping teeth)
Nurse 1: I think it's blood loss...
Nurse 2: Actually I think it's the snapping monster thing... Nope I'm gone.
Nurse 1: Ha ha... (looks and drops child on bed) bloody hell...
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TerryCarr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
well thats creepy
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KittyGirl06 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Leviathan from Supernatural anyone?
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lonely-sorceress Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Wow, so glad I'm not the only one who thought so. (Though I feel like it's more of a very disgusting love child of a leviathan and the alien thing from... Either alien, or predator(I don't remember the movie's name.))
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Richiewolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I feel bad for whoever got stuck with that
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TheBlackHawk64 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Circe from generator Rex
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SimplySerg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Wow bloody amazing 👌👌
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Kenexandrite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not the Booty Foxy Was Looking For(Nope Chat Icon) 
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Digital Artist
NOPE!
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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Can you draw that yuki onna
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AlmaDeyanira Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomely done! 
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HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
God this is freaky but you've done a good job like always.
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x19a Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I second that. It's a good job, but some damn scary s***!
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Xyga Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
nopenopenopenopenopenopenope *runs away*
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That MOUTH. . . XD
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Kenexandrite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ikr?!
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah :)
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Like the sheer alienness/contrast of the face and everything else. 

Yay for teeth!
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
She's really mouthy.
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Chiky911 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
cool
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hohoho this great
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Kind of reminds me of Baba Yaga!
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pervisage Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Writer
Yama-Uba is more of a vampire and less of a yokai, the reasons are quite obvious.
Yokai's are better known as monsters, though they don't have a particular form or appereance since it varies from yokai to yokai, and so do their weaknesses.
Yama-Uba has the nasty habit of tearing her prey apart and feast on both blood and flesh, she DOES prefer the innocent (as in children and babies), treachery, lies and deception are her tools for luring her prey into its demise but her real talent comes in the form of speed, cunning and inteligence. Oh and that if she goes out during the day she will die, just like a normal and ordinary vampire
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Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
It's again getting more and more up-to-date with the oncoming 31st of October)
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MyEternalElysium Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Leviathan. :D
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newoliam Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of carnage.
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avina6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
this is absolutely amazing! this kind of ideas makes a real artist. love your work!
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casiisla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept is hair-easing...amazing work, I really love it.
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casiisla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I meant "hair-raising"
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Cosmicmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kiss me. nom nom nom























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ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Dude badass!!
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layer3 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I can splurge whenever I want these days people come to me for money you are definitely cut out for this
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theinvisiblegurl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Interface Designer
I had finally hit rock bottom this turned my luck around its an amazing feeling to have money to blow just picture the possibilities
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blackdahlia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's awesome! :D
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Senthai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Holy shit man that's terrifying!
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Wow!!
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Writer
NICE (hate to kiss her though. I'd probably be lacking after it.)
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap thats scary!
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The-Torn-One Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so creepy and awesome. o.o
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, you have the creepiest avatar Iv ever seen!
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